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Antonio Salvador Alcazar III

Antonio Salvador Alcazar III

Central European University, Vienna (Austria)


Antonio Salvador Alcazar III is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the Central European University, Vienna, Austria. He is invested in critical/interpretivist approaches to EU trade politics and global governance. Through political ethnography, his doctoral research project attempts to reread EU preferential trade policy as a transnational site of intervention in the global souths. Beyond academia, he consulted with the European Commission's Support to European Business in Southeast Asian Markets (SEBSEAM) programme and served as advocacy officer at the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Background and education

  • (2019–present) Ph.D. in Political Science, Central European University, Austria
  • (2016) M.A. in International Relations, Central European University, Hungary
  • (2012) B.A. in International Studies, major in European Studies, De La Salle University, the Philippines


  • 2021UACES scholarship for conducting fieldwork in European Studies
  • 2019–2021CEU Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2015–2016CEU Master's Scholarship

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • South/South Movement
  • University Association of Contemporary European Studies
  • International Public Policy Association


Research interests

  • EU Trade Policy
  • Interpretive Policy Analysis
  • Global South
  • Global governance
  • International Relations

Selected publications

  • Alcazar III, Antonio Salvador.2019.EU as principal-orchestrator: Horizontal policy externalisation through intermediaries.Global Politics Review,5, no. 1 & 2:67–91
  • Alcazar III, Antonio Salvador.2019.Subverting the idea(l) of equal opportunity in global trade: The paradoxes of differentiation for peripheral states.Polish Political Science Yearbook,48, no. 2:245–266

Work in progress

  • ‘EU trade sanctions: A post-development perspective’, Politics and Governance special issue (2022), co-authored with Jan Orbie and Tinus Sioen (Ghent University)
  • ‘The European Commission and its (de)politicised discourse on trade and peripherality’, The EU in a Globalised World (2022) published by Routledge, volume edited by Alexandre Bohas, Stefano Valdemarin, and Thomas Hoerber (École supérieure des sciences commerciales d’Angers)

Conference presentations

  • ‘Made in Myanmar: EU preferential trade and transnational market-making’, 5th International Conference on Public Policy, Panel: Producing markets, producing administrations: Theorizing contemporary marketization, 5–9 July 2021
  • ‘Here be dragons: Interpreting EU preferential trade policy’, 13th Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference 2021, Panel: The Spatial Politics of Governance, 28 June–2 July 2021
  • ‘A Tale of Carrots and Sticks: A Post-Development Perspective on the EU’s Generalized System of Preferences’, ECPR Joint Sessions, Panel: Designing Sanctions: The European Union in Regional and International Affairs, 17–28 May 2021